Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The Downercrats are whispering - not announcing, just whispering, mind you - that if they get full control of the levers of government they will tax the shit out of the American people to pay for fighting "global warming."
More taxes on gasoline? Yep. Higher taxes on homeowners, hurt by the downturn in home sales? You betcha. A carbon tax? As high as they can get it.
It reminds one of the old adage: elect Downies, and you get your pocket picked.
Plan Uses Taxes to Fight Climate
with global warming will be painful, says one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress. To back up his claim he is proposing a recipe many people won't like _ a 50-cent gasoline tax, a carbon tax and scaling back tax breaks for some home owners.
"I'm trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that it's going to have a measure of pain that you're not going to like," Rep. John Dingell, who is marking his 52nd year in Congress, said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press.
Dingell will offer a "discussion draft" outlining his tax proposals on Thursday, the same day that President Bush holds a two-day conference to discuss voluntary efforts to combat climate change.
But Dingell, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee that will craft climate legislation, is making it clear that he believes tackling global warming will require a lot more if it is to be taken seriously.
"This is going to cause pain," he said, adding that he wants to make certain "the pain is shared in a way that is fair, proper, acceptable and accomplishes the basic purpose" of reducing greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels.
Of course, Downies will not tell anyone about this when they campaign to control the government next year. And you can bet that if asked every Downie will simply say that they are against such things. But give them that power - including the White House - and watch as they suddenly spring this on everyone. And then you can regret voting for liberal "change."